The participant will understand the statistical principles necessary for process control, will be able to interpret any control chart and capacity study (Cp, Cpk), and will understand the importance of decision making based on data.

Participant’s Profile

Professionals from engineering, quality control, incoming inspection and production areas , as well as all personnel involved in process control, product characteristics control or data analysis for decision making.

SPC Statistical Process Control (2nd Edition)

Introduction to statistical control. 

  • Importance of SPC.
  • Relation to IATF16949:2016.
  • When SPC is requiered?
  • Who is responsible for SPC?

Concepts and definitions.

Basis Statistics. 


  • Variation sources (6Ms).
  • Common and Special Causes.
  • Prevention vs. Detection.

Control Charts.

  • How do they work and what are they for?
  • Elements of Control Charts.
  • Control limits vs. Spec limits.
  • Establish control limits.
  • Sample size and frequency.
  • Interpretation and reaction plan.
  • Special cause criteria.
  • Relation to normal curve.

Variables Control Charts.

  • Variables for sugroups.
    + X-R Chart – Practical exercise.
    + X-S Chart – Practical exercise.
    + Minitab – Control Charts – Variables for Subgroups.
  • Variables individuals.
    + I-MR Chart – Practical exercise.
    + Minitab – Control Charts – Variables for Individuals.

Attributes Control Charts.

  • Attributes for Nonconforming.
    + p Chart – Practical exercise.
    + np Charts – Practical exercise.
    + Minitab – Attributes Charts.
  • Attributes for Nonconformities.
    + u Charts – Practical exercise.
    + c Charts – Practical exercise.
    + Minitab – Attributes Charts.

Process Capanility.

  • Stability and Normality.
  • What is Process Capability?
  • Calculation and interpretation of Cp, Cpk, Pp and Ppk.

+ Preliminar Study – 30 consecutive parts.
+ Complete Study – 25 Subgroups, Sample size: 5
+ Minitab – Quality Tools – Capability Analysis.
+ Minitab – Quality Tools – Capability Sixpack.